Students have been doing a wonderful job with "all about" writing. Students have been able to distinguish the difference between sharing facts or opinions. During all about writing we are telling facts and information about a topic. Students are able to choose their own topic and then write 3-4 facts about that topic. It has been fun to learn some of the things students are "experts" in such as, tigers, their family, dancing, legos and dogs.
Also, at this point in the year we expect that students are able to leave spaces between words as they write. If you notice that your child is still writing words without leaving spaces, please take the time to explicitly discuss this with them. Remind your child that after each word they can place their fingers down on the paper to remind them to leave a space.
This month we are on the look out for flat and solid shapes. Students have had the opportunity to go on several "shape walks" around the school to look for circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, trapezoids, and hexagons. We also have hunted for solid shapes, spheres, cylinders, cubes and cones. Having your own shape walks at home is a fun way to practice identification of various shapes and also help your child realize that shapes are all around us!